Easy Taco Seasoning Mix for Chicken
Here is one of our favorite easy chicken recipes where the chicken is baked with delicious chicken taco seasoning! This is one of our new favorite “go to” recipes that makes delicious chicken tacos or chicken taco salads or just eat as is!
A simple recipe to prepare and easy on the family budget because it uses low cost chicken thighs.
How to Make Tasty Chicken Taco Seasoning –
- Mild Seasoning for Chicken Tacos
Mix together the following –
1 tablespoon chili powder (mild)
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
This is enough seasoning for the recipe below. Just mix together and sprinkle over your favorite chicken parts.
You can easily double or triple this recipe and store in an airtight container.
A delicious chicken taco seasoning recipe to use on your favorite type of chicken
- 2.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lemon or lime, optional
- 1 tablespoon chili powder mild
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil.
Lay chicken pieces on foil and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Rub or brush the oil into the chicken. Lightly salt and pepper both sides and then sprinkle tops with the taco seasoning.
Let sit for about 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees while chicken is resting.
Bake chicken for about 35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Do You Like Hot or Mild Chicken Taco Seasoning –
When you make your own taco seasoning a home, you can make it as mild or hot as you like!
Mild Seasoning – do not use any cayenne pepper
Medium Seasoning – use about 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Hot Seasoning – use about 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Baking Chicken Thighs in the Oven –
- How long do you cook chicken thighs in the oven and what temperature to use?
We cook our boneless, skinless chicken thighs at 400 degrees for about 35 minutes.
- Should You Rinse your Chicken Thighs before Cooking?
We do not. We carefully take the chicken out of the package and lay on our baking sheet covered with foil.
- Should I use boneless and skinless chicken thighs?
We use the boneless, skinless chicken thighs for this recipe, but you could actually use whatever type you enjoy the most. You can buy chicken thighs with the skin and remove it your self. Sometimes this can save money on the package of chicken.
- What type of baking sheet works best for this recipe?
Definitely a cookie sheet or baking sheet with a rim. There will be juices that cook out of the chicken and you don’t want spills in your oven. You can use the juices at the end of the cooking time to baste your chicken before cutting or serving.
Cut the chicken in small pieces to use in chicken tacos or taco salad. Store the rest of the chicken in the refrigerator and use as is.
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